The Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 sale was held May 8-10 at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in $19.1 million in total sales and an 87 percent sell-through rate. A record 20,000 enthusiasts visited the sale, while bidders hailed from seven countries and 38 states. More than 770 vehicles and 250 lots of memorabilia crossed the block during the three-day event. The results represent Auctions America’s best performance thus far at Auburn Spring, and a 70 percent increase on the 2013 total.
“This year’s Auburn Spring event was a record-setting weekend for the Auctions America team on numerous fronts. Our largest Auburn Spring to date, we presented a record volume of cars, attracted record attendance and bidder registrations, and achieved record results, we couldn’t be happier,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America.
Headlining the 2014 Auburn Spring weekend was a collection of 400 vehicles from Montreal’s John Scotti Collection, offered without reserve. Topping the collection and claiming top sale honors of the weekend was a restored 1934 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow, which surpassed expectations at $213,400. Additional highlights from the Scotti Collection included a 1987 Buick GNX, showing 96 original miles, which realized $100,100; a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster for $88,000; and a low-mileage 1989 Ferrari Testarossa, which garnered $84,150.
Beyond the Scotti Collection, additional notable sales were a 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 Lightweight Sport Coupe, that has remained largely untouched since it raced at the Indy Nationals in 1962, for $151,250; and a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, presented in Matador Red and Indian Ivory, for $148,500.
Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1934 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow – $213,400
2. 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 Lightweight Sport Coupe – $151,250
3. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible – $148,500
4. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL – $145,750
5. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 – $137,500
Auctions America continues its 2014 calendar with a sale of military vehicles and accessories, The Littlefield Military Collection, July 11 – 12 in California’s Portola Valley, closely followed by the company’s California Collector Car Auction, August 1 – 2 in Burbank, featuring 400 cars. The summer concludes when Auctions America returns for its flagship Auburn Fall weekend, August 27-31.